Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.15 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CACREP
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 21,823 (8,791 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 30% part-time, 70% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $52,679
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2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel the professors really are passionate about the field and about helping you become the best physical therapist you possible can be.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Very intelligent classmates. You will learn as much from them as from your teachers. Opportunities to develop friendship with people with very different backgrounds. Opportunity to learn new perspective. Cons: University can be more helpful with students affairs, financial aid, advising. Better orientation, and team building opportunities.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015

Kellogg School of Management is providing a great way for me to develop into a world business leader. I can't imagine any other school providing the combined benefits in the same way that Kellogg does.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

I really enjoy the level of flexibility for MS BME students as far as course selection goes: you have the freedom to design your own curriculum based around your interests. There is a variety of BME courses that are great for exposure to theory and research in the field, and you are also allowed to pick and choose from the massive selection of design and project courses offered in other science and engineering departments. There are generous opportunities to interact with faculty and visiting speakers through regularly scheduled seminars, as well as with industry representatives through career panels and job fairs. While there are many positive aspects about the program, I do wish there was a push for more internal funding opportunities for MS students, considering the enormous cost of tuition; however, I am sure this issue is shared by most BME master's programs.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

The MSEB program is relatively new, so some kinks still need to be worked out. The coursework is highly focused on research skills. Most of the professor were skilled and effective.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Great program but needs a higher acceptance rate.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The CRRA program through the School of Continuing studies is great. Small class size, great schedule for working professionals, amazing teachers who really care about you and your education. Before even entering the program, I had an hour long talk over coffee with one of the professors about the program and how it will be beneficial for my career.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - Diverse base of students. Community feeling with strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. Large and supportive alumni. Cons - Large student intake. Slightly offsite location in Evanston (which can be very cold!!). Strong focus on general management and consulting - may not be ideally suited for those looking for a career in finance
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Northwestern is an amazing place to go to law school. The academic caliber of the faculty as well as the students far exceeded my expectations. Both professors and students genuinely seem interested in your success as a student and go out of their way to provide and inform you of opportunities at the school and for your career. If there is a con it is that the workload can sometimes be overbearing. While it's probably true at any law school, it seems that academic deadlines and professional (from NU) obligations seem to fall at the same time.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, I love the school and am happy with my investment.
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